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variable

a symbol used to represent an unspecified number

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constant

a value in a mathematical expression or formula that does not change

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coefficient

the factor by which a variable is multiplied

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term

a single number or variable, or numbers and variables multiplied together

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like terms

terms whose variables and exponents are the same

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unlike terms

terms with different variables but the same exponents or different exponents but the same variables

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monomial

an algebraic expression with one term

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binomial

an algebraic expression with two terms

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trinomial

an algebraic expression with three terms

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polynomial

an expression that can have constants, variables, exponents and can be divided, multiplied, subtracted and added but cannot be divided by a variable, a variable's exponents can only be a whole number, and there cannot be an infinite number of terms

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the degree of a monomial is the __________ of its variables

sum of its exponents

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the degree of a polynomial with one variable is the __________ in any one term

highest exponent

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the degree of a polynomial with two or more variables is the __________ of the exponents in any one term

greatest sum